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Terra, 1964-1965. Earthenware effect created by a technique known as a "scratch process", produced by a patented machine made especially for the purpose. A glossy brown layer was applied and fired on first, followed by a matte charcoal coat. The piece was then affixed to a rotating mechanism that removed bands of the black topcoat. Only round shapes were capable of being decorated in this manner. All Terra pieces were sold individually. Even if you wanted to make a set of bowls or casseroles, you couldn't, as there was inexplicably no 402 round bowl nor a 473 Cinderella casserole. The pattern was short lived, likely due to the extra expense involved in producing it.

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